Mark Kirk's Recovery and Return to Senate - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Senator Mark Kirk made an improbable return to work at the U.S. Capital just one year after suffering a major stroke. RIC involved the Senator in progressive trials and therapy that had a major impact on his recovery.

 

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even better than politicians! These 
people have dedicated their lives
to putting patients back together.
RIC is a treasure, and Chicago is 
lucky to have it right here; RIC 
is the best in the country.”
–Sen. Mark Kirk on WLS AM radio

  • U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps in Washington, Thursday, January 3, 2013. (Paul Morigi / AP Images for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
  • U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps in Washington, Thursday, January 3, 2013. (Paul Morigi / AP Images for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
  • U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps in Washington, Thursday, January 3, 2013. (Paul Morigi / AP Images for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
  • Senator Kirk shares a tour of his office with his RIC care team.
  • Dr. Hornby details Senator Kirk's therapy, treatment and recovery during a press conference at the Capitol.
  • RIC care team holds a Q & A with members of the media.
  • A comprehensive look at the RIC Care team that helped make Sen. Kirk's return possible - Kathryn Borio, Joe Kim, Sarah Penzell, Dr. Elliot Roth, George Hornby and Mike Klonowski wait to watch the Senator climb the steps and return to work.